• Full Time
  • SALINAS

D&J Packing, LLC

Please email resumes to recruiting@dandjpacking.com

Responsibilities 

  • Manage all aspects of A/R, crop cost and grower accounting
  •  Work closely with General Manager regarding grower and harvesting contracts, quotes and purchase orders
  • Manage the month-end financial close of all jobs costing and prepare reports as needed and/or required
  • Oversee invoicing and grower/cost accounting staff
  • Oversee the timely and accurate invoicing of customers and handling overdue payments/collections
  • Monitor invoicing and money collection process
  • Communicate daily with shippers/customers
  • Works directly with shippers/customers to obtain yield and date to support grower revenue
  • Maintain records of invoices, deposits and correspondence regarding payment collections
  • Direct, coordinate and help respond to customers, partners, and sales questions
  • Reconcile discrepancies and solve problems and disputes in order to expedite collections
  • Partner with farm operations to ensure accurate and timely capture and reporting of all farm costs and operational metrics
  • Ability to provide real-time feedback on the financial performance of farm operations
  • Develop value-added analysis to help identify revenue and cost opportunities and work directly with the operations team to develop strategies to improve financial performance
  • Engage in implementation of these solutions and provide reporting against progress towards established objectives.

NOTE: this job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited institution
  • 5 years of cost accounting experience preferably in the manufacturing /produce business
  • 2 years management or supervisory experience
  • Thorough knowledge of cost and grower accounting procedures in the agriculture industry including but not limited to growing, harvesting, cooling and transporting
  • Extensive Excel and General Ledger system knowledge
  • FAMOUS software knowledge is strongly preferred
  • Technologically savvy and able to demonstrate competence in a variety of technological platforms and processes.
  • Strong Business acumen, organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proven problem-solving skills, especially within a highly innovative environment
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking skills, and proactive thought leadership
  • Comfortable interfacing with and presenting to executive management
  • Excellent communication and presentations skills and the ability to influence all levels, including senior-level executives, with strong interpersonal skills, tact, and diplomacy representing the Finance and Accounting departments in executive settings
  • Track record of success in delivering high-quality work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • High energy level with the ability to supervise, motivate, support staff, and to take ownership
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Thorough knowledge of cost accounting principles, systems and procedures
  • Ability to
    • Work under minimal supervision
    • Multi-task with parallel deadlines
    • Examine and verify financial documents
    • Demonstrate good work paper and analytical techniques
    • Communicate financial information with department managers
    • Exercise independent judgement within established systems and procedures
    • Establish and maintain effective internal and external working relationships
    • Maintain staff development and cross training
    • Demonstrate a high level of proficiency with computer hardware and software necessary to perform duties (Famous, Excel)

Education 
Bachelor’s Degree required

Other 
Valid CA Driver’s License

Benefits
Health Plan
401k Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Holidays

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